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home : sports : pana January 20, 2017

Lady Panthers fall to Comets in 54-51 heartbreaker
EFFINGHAM — The Pana Lady Panthers were back on the road Wednesday evening, when they took on the Greenville Comets in a South Central Conference battle at the Effingham Tournament.
Thursday, January 19, 2017


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Tornadoes blow past Panthers with 69-50 win
LITCHFIELD — The 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational featured a battle of two between two of Christian County’s finest on Tuesday, when the Taylorville Tornadoes took on the Pana Panthers in the Litchfield Middle School gymnasium.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Miller leads Panthers past Oilers 67-47
LITCHFIELD — The Pana Panther varsity boys basketball team kicked off play in the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational on Monday, when they took on the East Alton-Wood River Oilers.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dudra leads Lady Panthers to win over Centralia Annies
EFFINGHAM — The Pana Lady Panthers faced a tall task on Monday, when they opened play in the annual Effingham Flaming Hearts girls basketball tournament against a much taller Centralia Annies squad.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Comeback bid falls just short for Lady Panthers
VANDALIA — The Pana Lady Panthers took a six-game win streak into Thursday’s contest in Vandalia, where they battled the Vandals in a South Central Conference showdown.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Panthers stave off Meridian comeback
MACON — The Pana Panthers traveled to Macon on Tuesday night for a showdown with the Meridian Hawks.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pana Panther volleyball dominates A&M Lady Raiders
PANA — The Pana Junior High School seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball teams hit the big gym in Pana, on Tuesday, when they hosted the Central A&M Raiders on the Pana High School court.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lady Panthers pounce early in win over Neoga
PANA — The Pana Lady Panthers were back in action on their home court Monday night, when they hosted the Neoga Indians.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hiltoppers edge Panthers in SCC nail biter
PANA — The Pana Panthers were looking to stay unbeaten in South-central Conference play on Saturday as they hosted the Hillsboro Hilltoppers who came into the contest with five straight victories.
Monday, January 9, 2017

Defense key in Lady Panthers rout of Roxana
ROXANA — “We haven't played in almost three weeks, and we had a two-hour bus ride coming down here, so I was worried we might come out flat, but they did a good job of coming out with a lot of intensity, and I think they were just eager to get back into a game,” Lady Panther Coach Jason Storm said of Saturday’s impressive 59-23 win over conference foe Roxana.
Monday, January 9, 2017

Pana boys blow out Staunton 66-29
STAUNTON — The Pana Panther varsity boys basketball team hit the road, on Friday, when they made a long trip to Staunton to take on the Bulldogs.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

PJHS volleyball opens season with wins over Rams
RAMSEY — The Pana Junior High School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams kicked off the 2017 season, on Tuesday, when they traveled to Ramsey for a non-conference matchup against the Rams.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Miller leads Panthers to win in home opener
PANA — With the season already well underway, the Pana Panther varsity boys basketball team was finally able to dust off their white uniforms, on Tuesday, when they hosted the Mattoon Green Wave in their home opener.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Panthers finish second in Vandalia Holiday Tourney
VANDALIA — The Pana Panthers were looking for redemption against the St. Anthony Bulldogs on Thursday night in the title match of the annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament.
Friday, December 30, 2016

Miller, Lynch lead Panthers to tourney championship
VANDALIA — After dropping a two-point contest to the top seeded St. Anthony Bulldogs on Tuesday, the Pana Panther varsity boys basketball team made the trip to Vandalia again on Wednesday for a matchup against the Patoka Warriors with a trip to the tournament championship game on the line.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Panthers rally but fall late in loss to St. Anthony
VANDALIA — After opening the Vandalia Holiday Tournament with a pair of wins on Monday, the Pana Panthers returned to Vandalia on Tuesday, to take on the top seeded Effingham St. Anthony Bulldogs with first place in pool play on the line.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Panthers start Vandalia Tourney with two wins
VANDALIA — It’s Holiday Tournament time for several local schools this week, and the Pana Panthers started the annual Vandalia tournament with a matchup against their conference foe and tournament host Vandals.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Panthers start Vandalia Tourney with two wins
VANDALIA — It’s Holiday Tournament time for several local schools this week, and the Pana Panthers started the annual Vandalia tournament with a matchup against their conference foe and tournament host Vandals.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Lady Panthers head to break with win over Redskins
PANA — The Pana Panther varsity girls basketball team ended the first half of their season, on Monday, with a win over the Nokomis Redskins to head into Christmas break with an 8-6 record.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dudra leads Panthers past Vandalia Vandals
PANA — The Pana Panther varsity girls basketball team hit their home court on Thursday, when they hosted the Vandalia Vandals in a non-conference contest between the two South Central Conference teams.
Friday, December 16, 2016

Turnovers sting Panthers in loss to Nokomis
NOKOMIS — The Pana Panthers have started this season with four consecutive away games, and it will be five after a tilt with Staunton on Friday.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tough defensive effort sends Panthers past Piasa
PANA — The Pana Lady Panthers were back on their home court, on Monday, when they went for their first conference win of the season with the Piasa Southwestern Birds traveling to the Panther’s Den.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Schoonover, Denton lead Lady Panthers past Clinton
CLINTON — The Pana Panthers traveled to Clinton, on Saturday, for a non-conference matchup against the Clinton Maroons in an early afternoon contest.
Monday, December 12, 2016

Pana Panthers thump Roxana Shells
ROXANA — The Pana Panthers were on the road again Saturday night for the their third straight contest. They squared off against the Roxana Shells and were looking for their first win of the season and for Head Coach Adam Metzger’s first career win.
Monday, December 12, 2016

Lady Panthers fall to Cavies in overtime battle
CARLINVILLE — The Pana Lady Panthers traveled to Carlinville, on Thursday, to take on the Cavaliers in their second South Central contest of the season.
Friday, December 9, 2016

Miller's 25 not enough as Rams down Panthers
SHELBYVILLE — Pana’s Adam Miller was dialed in on Tuesday night as the Pana Panthers took to the court to take on rival Shelbyville.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Offensive woes doom Lady Panthers against Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — The Pana Lady Panthers opened South Central Conference play, on Monday, when they traveled to Litchfield to take on the Purple Panthers.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Strong defense leads Lady Panthers to win over Mt. Zion
PANA — The Pana girls basketball team hosted Mt. Zion in a non-conference matinee, on Saturday, when the Lady Braves came to town to take on the Panthers.
Monday, December 5, 2016

Lady Panthers fall in close battle with T-Town
TEUTOPOLIS — The Pana Lady Panthers traveled to the land of the Wooden Shoes, on Thursday, when they made the trip to Teutopolis for a non-conference varsity basketball contest.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Lady Panthers end tourney with win over Okay Valley
PANA — The Pana Lady Panthers concluded the 2016 Pana Thanksgiving Tournament, on Saturday, when they took on the Okaw Valley Timberwolves for a chance at fifth place in the tournament.
Monday, November 28, 2016

Denton, Dudra lead Pana's Lady Panthers to big win over Hatchets
PANA — Coming into the season, the Pana varsity girls basketball team expected big things out of the seniors Daylee Denton and Jenna Dudra, and on Friday, the duo combined for 32 points in the Lady Panther’s 66-49 win over the Windsor-Stew Stras coop.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

A&M Raiders outlast Lady Panthers in Turkey Tourney
TAYLORVILLE — After the first quarter of play on Saturday, it looked like the Central A&M Lady Raiders might open up a commanding lead over the Pana Panthers during Pana’s annual Turkey Tourney.
Monday, November 21, 2016

Pana Boys Basketball
PANA — “Our offense is going to be there, we’ve got a lot of athletes, and we can score in multiple ways,” said first-year Pana Head Coach Adam Metzger. “We’ve got to work on being more physical and locking down on defense. We have to fly to the glass and shut people down.”
Friday, November 18, 2016

Lady Panthers eyeing 20-win season in Storm's 3rd year

PANA — Almost unanimously, the Lady Panther basketball team will say that their biggest goal this season is to finally hit twenty wins.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Lady Panthers drop season opener to Flaming Hearts
EFFINGHAM — The Pana Panther varsity girls basketball team started their 2016-2017 season on the road Tuesday evening, when they traveled to Effingham for a non-conference matchup against the Flaming Hearts.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Magnussen, Lowry finish outstanding careers at State
PEORIA — It was an absolutely beautiful day at Detweiller Park, in Peoria, on Saturday, for the IHSA girls and boys State cross country meets.
Monday, November 7, 2016

Panthers exit playoffs, embrace successful season
NEWTON — An eight-and-one regular-season record, five shutouts, a share of the South Central Conference title, two absolutely thrilling come-from-behind victories, and a birth in the second round of the IHSA 3A playoffs; that sounds like a heck of a season for any team, let alone one widely thought to be mediocre at season’s start.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

State Finals
PEORIA -- Pana's Claudia Magnussen and Taylorville's Anna Lowry represented Christian County schools at the IHSA State Cross Country meet, on Saturday.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Panthers to clash with undefeated Eagles
PANA — “Mitch Bierman is the real deal,” said Pana Head Coach Trevor Higgins of Newton’s biggest offensive weapon. “I’m not sure I’ve really ever seen an athlete like this at the high school level.”
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Pana's Lady Panthers end season at Vandalia sectional
VANDALIA — The Pana Panther varsity volleyball team have not had much luck in the gymnasium at Vandalia High School this season.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fortune Favors The Bold
PANA — “If you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip?”
Monday, October 31, 2016

Lowry, Magnussen heading to state
PEORIA — Taylorville senior Anna Lowry and Pana senior Claudia Magnussen have been dominant performers in their respective cross country careers, both of which will culminate at Detweiller Park next Saturday for the State cross country meet.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Pana's road to the 2016 IHSA class 3A playoffs
PANA — The 2016 Pana Panther football team, and this senior class in particular, started the season with a chip on their shoulder and a target on their back. It was a new era, a  new coach, and a new scheme; they were told it would be a transition year, that they wouldn’t be able to measure up to last year’s perfect Panthers, and that they were too small to bring home a second consecutive conference championship. They were told, but they didn’t listen, and now they will take their grit into the postseason.
Friday, October 28, 2016

Pana set for Saturday showdown with Marshall Lions
PANA — It was eleven years ago that Pana and Marshall last met on the gridiron, a 2005 first-round playoff matchup that featured an unforgettable conclusion.
Friday, October 28, 2016

Pana's Lady Panthers cruise their way to regional title
WHITE HALLF — After losing their final regular game of the season, the Pana Lady Panthers have been a force to be reckoned with the during their first two games of regional play.
Friday, October 28, 2016

Lady Panthers dominate North Green in regional play
WHITE HALL — The Pana Lady Panthers traveled to the White Hall regional, on Tuesday, for a semi-final matchup against the host North Green Spartans, with the winner moving on to Thursday’s regional championship match.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Magnussen, Adrian, and Latonis advance to Class 1A sectionals
CARLINVILLE — Pana’s Claudia Magnussen continued to dominate her competition, on Saturday, just as she has done all season when the Panthers traveled to Carlinville for the Class 1A regional cross country meet, hosted by the Cavaliers.
Monday, October 24, 2016

Pana captures 3-way share of SCC crown in shutout
HILLSBORO — For the second straight season, the Pana Panthers are champions of the South Central Conference. Some would say, perhaps, that it isn’t quite as sweet as last year’s title, which Pana held outright. They would be wrong.
Saturday, October 22, 2016










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